Monday, August 31, 2009
St Serapion, another Ransomer
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Funeral of Zita, Her Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty The Empress of Austria, Apostolic Queen of Hungary
But she gains access to the Church of the Capuchins only as a poor sinner.
At the Queen's Mothers funeral in the UK towards the end of the service, The Garter King of Arms proclaimed her styles and titles, a part of the service that had been insisted on by the Queen Mother when planning the service in her own lifetime.
"Thus it hath pleased Almighty God to take out of this transitory life unto His Divine Mercy the late Most High, Most Mighty and Most Excellent Princess Elizabeth, Queen Dowager and Queen Mother, Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Lady of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Lady of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India, Grand Master and Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order upon whom had been conferred the Royal Victorian Chain, Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Dame Grand Cross of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John, Relict of His Majesty King George the Sixth and Mother of Her Most Excellent Majesty Elizabeth The Second by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, whom may God preserve and bless with long life, health and honour and all worldly happiness.
Such an impressive list of titles we will never hear again. As the last Empress of India, The Queen Mother held Indian Orders which are now completely defunct (Though our present Queen is still Sovereign of the Orders). Her Majesty held the Orders of the Garter and The Thistle as well as all those which Garter proclaimed."
A much starker contrast can be made however with the Kennedy funeral which celebrated the man.
"Such an important part of our history and our country. " America, America!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
A town hall reception for employees of the clinic "pro:woman" has angered the Church. Cardinal Schoenborn is far from being in a celebratory mood and wants a "round table" to be convened
The Vienna City government has attracted the anger of the Roman Catholic Church with an evening reception in the Aldermen’s Hall of the Vienna Town Hall on Thursday next week. The reason for the celebration, which includes a jazz band is the thirtieth anniversary of the outpatient clinic for sexual medicine and the "pro: woman" pregnancy assistance- known as the outpatient clinic at the Meat Market and once again a target of abortion opponents.
Reason enough that Vienna's Socialist Mayor Michael Haupl got in a flap in City Hall recently over an angry letter from the Archbishop of Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn. Such an event would made it clear that "it seems there is no consensus regarding the protection of human life from conception," Schoenborn making his criticisms ed in the letter that was published on Thursday. Instead of a party for an abortion clinic, it would be the time, "for us to get together at a 'round table', to speak of the achievement of those accompanying measures to limit scheme, that Chancellor Bruno Kreisky had accepted in 1974," Schonborn wrote to the mayor.
A rich society like the Austrian, a "thriving city" such as Vienna had to be able to create conditions so that women do not feel forced to consider abortion.
Support for the Cardinal comes from the St. Pölten Diocese Bishop Klaus Küng, who is responsible within the Austrian Bishops' Conference for the areas of marriage, family and protection of life. The 30-year’s existence of an abortion clinic, "in which thousands of children have lost their lives cannot be a cause for celebration," criticizes Küng. The ceremony gives "a completely wrong signal at a time when it was so important that people make a pledge of a decisive yes to life". And this signal is even being given by Mayor Häupl himself
Häupl itself will not be present at the ceremony, City Councilor for Health Sonja Wehsely (SP) officially sent invitations to the reception. Her response given to this newspaper to the appeal of the bishops was quite clear: The right of women to self-determination about herself and her body was for her and the SPÖ not in question - and thus every attempt to put into the discussion penalties for abortion, was "beyond the pale".
Cathcon: Austria is the only country I know where they would celebrate thirty years of abortion with jazz and cocktails. They have a dark enough past but they will have an even darker future if they carry on like this.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Equality between the "extraordinary" and "ordinary" forms- putting to one side that the extraordinary form is in a superior class of its own.
Fraternity directed towards those that seek to attend or celebrate the Latin Mass.
There again perhaps more Faith, Hope and Charity should be preferred to all things and charity above everything.
If Cardinal Lehmann wants to live the principles of the French Revolution, he should give greater mind to the consequences.
Edmund Burke - 1793
And an account of her execution
But the people took good care that Marie Antoinette should not carry this one drop of comfort to the end of her journey. The populace thronged around the car, howled, groaned, sang ribald songs, clapped their hands, and pointed their fingers in derision at Madame Veto.
Then she placed her head under the guillotine,--a momentary, breathless silence followed.
Samson lifted up the pale head that had once belonged to the Queen of France, and the people greeted the sight with the cry, "Long live the republic!"
Committee of Safety, to wit, No. 1 . . . ." Then follow twenty-four
names and numbers, and then "No. 25. Widow Capet:
For the coffin, . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 francs.
For digging the grave,. . . . . . . . . 25 francs."
Beneath are the words, "Seen and approved by me, President of the Revolutionary Tribunal, that Joly, sexton of the Madelaine, receive the sum of two hundred and sixty-four francs from the National Treasury, Paris, llth Brumaire. Year II. of the French Republic.
And the Cardinal chooses to forget the death marches of the Vendee
She should save her tears for the victims of his support of abortion that deserve them infinitely more.
Matthew 2:18 A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
Set up on top of the screen, or painted on the wooden tympanum which filled the space between the screen and the chancel arch, they had then usurped the place of the rood, and provoked bitter comment from Catholics of the old school. "Is it the Word of God," asked Dr. Harding of Dr. Jewell, "setteth up a dog and dragon in the place of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and St. John the Evangelist, which were wont to stand on either side of Christ crucified?"
This is a highly to be recommended book on the destructiveness of the "Reformation".
But in economically hard times, the tendency grows to save by not paying church tax.
Did you once explain to the Protestant from the east (Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, daughter of Protestant minister) after her criticism of the Pope’s handling the SSPX, how one should behave with respect to the Pope?
Within the church the conflict with the SSPX is in no way resolved. In early summer, the community has illicitly ordained priests. That Rome cannot put up with
They do this all the time.
and then excommunicate such people again?
Other highlights from the interview a bit later!
kreuz.net describes the interview as a torpedo against the will of the Pope for reconciliation.
The cdH were originally called Christian Democrats, but rechristened themselves the Centre Démocrate Humaniste. They are part of the problem and not part of the solution. But they are only too happy to take the votes of those who still think the cd in their name stands for Christian Democracy.
"Most Holy Father,We are humbly writing to you, wishing to inform you of what lies deep in our hearts.
However, we wish to inform you of something which lies in our hearts, and which we have experienced after the 7th of July of 2007, in the simple ordinary life of a parish.
In particular, we would like to bring to your knowledge what has become of our lives, as has become the lives of many others, after the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.
Thanks to this and to the liturgical sensibility of your Holiness [which is near to the heart of those, like us, who do not see anything “evil” in the liturgical expression of the Faith which has given spiritual nourishment to so many Saints in the passing centuries] we had obtained, even by so many sacrifices, sufferings and humiliations imposed on us by our Bishop, the celebration of the Holy Mass of all Ages, in an oratory outside of our parish. The joy of discovering the Holy Mass, loved by our parents and which we thought was lost forever, has somewhat made up for the big disappointment in noting that this sacred liturgy has not found any place within our so much-loved parochial community.
In the article 5 § 1 of your Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, your Holiness gives a great gift to the whole church, when you reaffirm the importance and central position of the parish and of the parochial community. This unity is formed and comes into existence by way of the liturgy, for which there has for many years been a demand that the justice sees to it that it is shown.
The liturgical tradition has for almost twenty centuries shown with clarity that it has not been “excommunicated”, but always has been valid, legal, legitimate and sanctifying. Summorum Pontificum has indeed been a great act of justice.
The extraordinary riches of this document reside, we believe, in the fact that the Mass has finally returned to the parochial life of every day and is no longer relegated only to the hands of private persons and associations, to whom most certainly we owe the merit of having conserved this treasure.
True tradition lies not only in words and gestures that were codified in the antiquity and then during centuries handed over by the Church.
Tradition is also the bond of one’s own blood with one’s own land. The roots that sink down in one’s own community, that is where one truly experiences the mystical meaning of the tradition: not a law or a rite, but a communion in the spirits who, united and living, not even death has had the power to pull apart.
In the parish our ancestors, our parents and our descendants are all united spiritually with us, like one people, living and gathered together in front of the sacrifice of Christ. That is the meaning which we give to the notion “local church”.
It is with great sorrow that we discover the tragic choice that has been imposed upon us: to choose our roots to be maintained but (at the price of the) humiliation of our liturgical sensibility, or else to nourish this sensibility by uprooting our bond to the parish, and forcing us to become fugitives, exiled, relegated in chapels, without a parish, without true peace of mind.
Often these chapels become “mass centres”, gathering persons from many parts of the region, all on the run from their respective parishes. However, they do not have any possibility to sanctify themselves there, neither in the parish, the place where this should manifest itself.
This exclusion from the life of the community and the parish is a true “ghettoization” and moreover the real cause of the division, which we did not wish to happen but had to endure!
It is almost as if Tradition was an infectious disease of which one must keep clear in order to avoid getting into contact with any still unaffected Catholics. How great is our wish to participate in the Holy Mass of all Ages, celebrated in our own parish by our own parish priest, in the same way in which we attend the Holy Mass in its sacred Ordinary form!
And yet it is relegated far away from us, almost as if it was a by-product of the Catholic liturgy, of inferior dignity, and worthy of being frequented only by Catholics of an inferior class! Nothing to say of the many problems encountered by us when making available to priests in the whole world the Missal of the Blessed Pope John XXIII with all the explanations and spiritual comments on every gesture of the Holy Mass. There were many problems and sufferings that we had to encounter, both from our parochial community and from the Diocese.
It is almost as if our love for the Sacred Liturgy of all times and our obedience to its law which invites us to reach out for the treasures of the traditional cult, instead of being appreciated by the clergy as a manifestation of the Christian spirit, is represented as something ignoble, impure and polluted.
As a consequence of our fidelity to Your Holiness and to Christ we are being made to feel as lepers, kept at a due distance and being abused!
There are moments when the parish priests, with their continued accusation, critics and calumnies, make us feel as outsiders in the parochial community and even outsiders of the Church. If we would not participate in the Mass of all Ages, those persons would certainly not reprimand us in this wicked way.
The result is that NOW, thanks to these continuous and subtle persecutions, we feel, in spite of ourselves, that it is WE who are far from the Church. With aching pain we feel that our mother, the Church, has expelled us, turned her back against us, and humiliated us. The void this makes us feel is terrible! In other words, the distress that we feel when noting that many priests and many bishops interpret (our) Catholic faith and (our) divine liturgy, which is the final expression of that faith, as not being in “continuity” with its millenary tradition (something which Your Holiness has explained more than once), but in open and incurable “discontinuity”.
Thereby they are really making of us a banner to be shown defiantly to the world.
It is terrible to learn each day, in a tangible way, that in the same Church it is impossible to have the freedom to fully adhere to all what the Magisterium teaches us, without being subject to a snorting and a condescending attitude!
This is completely absurd. We are only Catholics, sons and daughters of the Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church, obedient to the Vicar of Christ and to his laws, faithful to his teaching and desirous to participate in the same Sacrifice of Christ that materializes in the ordinary, modern, form as well as in the extraordinary and older form of the one and only Catholic Mass (of the Roman Rite -- CAP).
We feel as if we had been left alone, at the mercy of people who hate us. When the Motu Proprio was promulgated, its implementation was constantly being obstructed, in some cases even arbitrarily hindered, with intimidations, arrogance, defamation, retaliations, either against us laymen or above all against the priests who would like to offer this mass to the People of God.
No really effective measures have been taken, in order that our Catholic Church ensures the peaceful cohabitation of the two forms of the same Sacrifice, with reciprocal enrichment.
Instead of receiving this torrent of insults and humiliations from Christians and also from the same pastors, who ought to excel in their obedience towards you, we prefer to almost go back into the catacombs, where the Christians were real brothers, and the enemies, on the other hand, could be easily identified. The Church of that time, humiliated and hidden as it was, still seemed more united and faithful than the one we see in our days, torn to pieces in its interior by various currents, factions, religious or non-religious interpreters, heretics, independent and fanciful malevolent people.
Judging from the continued testimonies which we receive on our webbsite for many months now, we may be sure that what we are experiencing is not an isolated case.
We have chosen to make public our letter of concern, which we in humility have chosen to address to you, in order to gather in the same spirit the invocations and sufferings from many other Catholics finding themselves in the same conditions as us, having endured the same vexations and humiliations.
We would like you to know the reality. In the same way, we would also like the faithful, who do not know the traditional liturgy of the Church, realize that as matters stand today, there is a problem regarding peaceful cohabitation inside the universal Church, and this for sure is not the fault of those who love the Tradition.
We ask you with all our heart, Your Holiness, to take the appropriate measures, which only you are in a position to take, in order to see to it that the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum becomes applied in every parish.
With your permission, Your Holiness, (we ask you) if you could help us, in a natural and simple way, without unnecessary discrimination, to obtain those fruits of sanctification in our parochial community. Please permit the faithful to really be able to chose, without having to meet with repercussions, humiliations and heavy burdens.
We are sure that we are joined in this request also by our brothers in Italy and in the world, experiencing the same affliction, but sometimes not having the possibility to express their discomfort. We ask it of you in the name of HISTORY and also in the name of future generations, as well as in the name of the true unity of our Church.
WE BEG YOU, HOLY FATHER, DO NOT LEAVE US ALONE! We pray that the Holy Spirit, with the intercession of Blessed Virgin Mary the Immaculate, keep you in good health and give you strength and courage to ever more efficiently guide the Church, helping us to celebrate the Mass according to the Traditional Liturgy in our parishes.
The 1st of July 2009, on the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, with the expression of our high esteem and respect, we remain, Your Holiness,
Many thanks for the translation to Natasja Hoven of Katolsk Observator, with some editing by Rorate. The remaining rough edges in some places will be edited shortly.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
And for the purpose of showing this, when we stand at prayer, we turn to the east, whence the heaven rises: not as if God also were dwelling there, in the sense that He who is everywhere present, not as occupying space, but by the power of His majesty, had forsaken the other parts of the world; but in order that the mind may be admonished to turn to a more excellent nature, i.e. to God, when its own body, which is earthly, is turned to a more excellent body, i.e. to a heavenly one. It is also suitable for the different stages of religion, and expedient in the highest degree, that in the minds of all, both small and great, there should be cherished worthy conceptions of God. And therefore, as regards those who as yet are taken up with the beauties that are seen, and cannot think of anything incorporeal, inasmuch as they must necessarily prefer heaven to earth, their opinion is more tolerable, if they believe God, whom as yet they think of after a corporeal fashion, to be in heaven rather than upon earth: so that when at any future time they have learned that the dignity of the soul exceeds even a celestial body, they may seek Him in the soul rather than in a celestial body even; and when they have learned how great a distance there is between the souls of sinners and of the righteous, just as they did not venture, when as yet they were wise only after a carnal fashion, to place Him on earth, but in heaven, so afterwards with better faith or intelligence they may seek Him again in the souls of the righteous rather than in those of sinners. Hence, when it is said, “Our Father which art in heaven,” it is rightly understood to mean in the hearts of the righteous, as it were in His holy temple. And at the same time, in such a way that he who prays wishes Him whom he invokes to dwell in himself also; and when he strives after this, practises righteousness,—a kind of service by which God is attracted to dwell in the soul.
"The Trappists made many efforts over the years to preserve their peaceful solitude. However, by the 1960s, encroaching urbanization increased traffic in and through St. Norbert. In 1975, the Trappists decided to relocate to a more secluded location near Holland, Manitoba, 145 kilometres (80 miles) southwest of Winnipeg. By 1978, most of the outbuildings had been taken down or moved. Only the chapel and monastic wing, guest house and gate house remained. The property was sold to Genstar Corporation, a Canadian land development company.
Local residents acting through the non-profit organization Heritage St. Norbert Inc., set out to preserve the site’s historical and cultural character. In 1980, the group secured from the City of Winnipeg a historic building designation for the chapel and monastic wing. The group began to research possible uses for the site.Tragedy struck in 1983. Vandals lit a fire which gutted the vacant chapel and monastery. Fortunately, the Guest House, located some distance away, was spared.
The fire did not destroy the beauty and dignity of the site, however. Heritage St. Norbert’s efforts turned to preserving the only existing monastic ruins in North America. In 1987, through the cooperation of Genstar and three levels of government, the property was set aside as a provincial heritage park"
And near the site of the greatest desecration of the English "reformation", another word for theft.
And why we are about it let us not forget Hailes Abbey where the reformers once again spilt the blood of Christ.
In Rome, journalists speculate about new liturgical norms.
In the middle of the Italian - and the Vatican - summer break the subject of "liturgical reform" has emerged in the media. With two exclusive contributions from a usually well-informed Vaticanist the newspaper Il Giornale, "concluded the Pope and the Vatican are considering a " reform the reform ". The Holy See has already contradicted the report.
First, the paper documented a letter with the perspectives of the current Pope on the liturgy: "The fact that in the long term the Roman Church must have again a single Roman rite, makes the existence of two official rites difficult in practice for the bishops and priests to manage."
This letter, however, is already six years old. The then curial prefect, Joseph Ratzinger was answering in June 2003 a Bonn based philologist and traditionalist. The reason that "Il Giornale", publishes the text which can be read on the internet, is that in September publication is pending of the letter in an Italian specialist book. At the "Catholic Meeting" to be opened on Sunday, there will be a preview presentation.
The second document from the "Giornale" has so far not yet been published in detail, but its date of origin is also a bit back in the past. On April 4th, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, forwarded to the Pope, a recommendation of its General Assembly. The cardinals and bishops are proposing in a new introduction of the Missal that the sense of the sacred and the importance of worship should once again be highlighted and liturgical "creativity" should be limited; that Latin should be promoted alongside the national language, the wish being that Communion in the mouth should be the normal form of giving Communion at the Eucharist and receiving communion in the hand should be represented as an "extraordinary concession", that the celebrant should turn towards the east and thereby turn his backs to the people, at least for the moment of consecration.
Observers have already puzzled about the meaning and obligation of these recommendations, however, as well as of the date of disclosure. So far, the impression was in Rome, after the approval of the old Tridentine Mass as an "extraordinary rite" of the Catholic Church, the Pope would initially leave everything to rest in the liturgy. It was assumed that no further amendments were pending and liturgical reform should not be a permanent building site. Meanwhile, the Vatican press office made it clear on Monday that at present neither a new a liturgical reform nor a modification of the liturgical books is planned.
Pope stands fully behind the Liturgy Constitution of the Council
Vatican experts point out that the Pope fully stands behind the Liturgy Constitution of the Council. Of course, he had already passed judgement as a professor and Cardinal on some abuses and exaggerations. With the Motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum" of July 2007. he had softened some sharp points of the liturgical reform of Paul VI. and placed in addition the Old Rite next to the "Ordinary Rite" of the post-conciliar liturgy. Apparently, Benedict XVI has the vision that both rites complete each other, it is said. But time and peace is needed - not another new regulation or reform.
Of course, the discussion and controversy in recent months about traditionalists and the SSPX made clear their different positions also about the liturgy. After the communication breakdowns at the beginning of year, the old Commission "Ecclesia Dei was reorganised and placed under the responsibility of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The reason for this, it is said, it that the relationship to Lefebvre supporters in particular is to do with differences in doctrinal matters. The new leadership of "Ecclesia Dei" has prescribed for the first phase a focus on specialist work without substantive public statements, projects, and media coverage. And a new "reform the reform" in the liturgy would be of little help here.
Count one's blessings!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Video broadcast outside as the church was too small for the 1100 attendees.
And you can see why when the modern altar is seen
Hopefully this sets a precedence for the return to use of other altars in the glorious churches of Southern Germany.
25 Years a priest, celebrations in Bonndorf where he was raised.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Presumably without opposition from the Prior as they gained access to one of the rooms. In fact, it is part of a modern art event called "The Guardians of Time". The Prior in fact will let pretty much anything go on in the monastery- last year, he let an artist called Nitsch who styles himself a "blood orgy master" give a concert premier of one of his organ works, on the same organ Bruckner played. Using the blood of animals, he actually stages "blood orgies".
Saturday, August 22, 2009
See also House Bill runs over Grandma The American President chooses to make a joke out of matters of life and death.
All you ever wanted to know about Obamacare, continually updated.
Franciscan Crown (Or Seraphic Rosary.)
And a Spanish song about Our Lady's Joys
From today I wish to sing only to the Lady in whom God wished to become incarnated to enable us to inherit eternal life.
And I wish to begin recalling how she was greeted by Gabriel "Blessed Virgen, behold, you are now with child from God."
And I wish to recall how she went to Bethlehem and gave birth to Jesus and placed him in a manger amongst animals.
And I wish not to forget how the angels sang "Peace on earth" and how the three Kings came from foreign lands over seas to make their offering.
I also wish to relate what Magdalen told her about the angel at the door of the tomb, who had said that Christ had resurrected.
And I also wish to reveal the gladness she felt when she beheld her Son ascend to heaven within a cloud.
I cannot fail to recount how both she and the apostles received the grace of God to enable them to preach.
And, for God's sake, I must not remain silent about how she was crowned when her son chose to take her to heaven.
O crystal fountain of faith, bathe our minds with the eternal truths! O fragrant Lily of all holiness, captivate our hearts with your heavenly perfume! O Conqueress of evil and death, inspire in us a deep horror of sin, which makes the soul detestable to God and a slave of hell!
O well-beloved of God, hear the ardent cry which rises up from every heart. Bend tenderly over our aching wounds. Convert the wicked, dry the tears of the afflicted and oppressed, comfort the poor and humble, quench hatreds, sweeten harshness, safeguard the flower of purity in youth, protect the holy Church, make all men feel the attraction of Christian goodness. In your name, resounding harmoniously in heaven, may they recognize that they are brothers, and that the nations are members of one family, upon which may there shine forth the sun of a universal and sincere peace.
Receive, O most sweet Mother, our humble supplications, and above all obtain for us that, one day, happy with you, we may repeat before your throne that hymn which today is sung on earth around your altars: You are all-beautiful, O Mary! You are the glory, you are the joy, you are the honor of our people! Amen.
A prayer card for the prototype of Vatican II, the Roman synod of 1960
Here some sermon notes from an American priest at a memorial Mass in 1964
His brother wants to bequeath a new healthcare system to the United States before he dies.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Jewish groups said they interpret the new document to mean that the bishops view interfaith dialogue as a chance to invite Jews to become Catholic. The Jewish leaders said they "pose no objection" to Christians sharing their faith, but said dialogue with Jews becomes "untenable" if the goal is to persuade Jews to accept Christ as their savior.
"A declaration of this sort is antithetical to the very essence of Jewish-Christian dialogue as we have understood it," Jewish leaders said in a letter to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The signers were the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and rabbis representing the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform movements.
The statement fueling the tension was issued by the bishops in June to clarify a 2002 document called "Covenant and Mission." The bishops said the earlier document mistakenly played down the importance of sharing the Gospel and was therefore misleading.
"While the Catholic Church does not proselytize the Jewish people, neither does she fail to witness to them her faith in Christ, nor to welcome them to share in that same faith whenever appropriate," said Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., chairman of a bishops' committee on doctrine. He had said the revisions affirmed statements from the Holy See.
But there again neither was Theodore Ratisbonne. open to the Faith prior to his miraculous conversion.
See especially page 111 on the Santa Scala
The President of the Central Council of German Jews very much wants to know from the Vatican what the results have been of the “research” of Bishop Williamson about the Holocaust. The SSPX Bishop had announced after massive international criticism of his holocaust denial that he wished to study the historical facts. Knobloch at the time had said that this whole procedure was absurd. But that was in the end a matter for the Vatican, she said to the Stuttgarter Nachrichten. The Central Council has a good relationship with the Church in Germany. And that is sufficient.
This same Central Council who would not disown their former President when he stated that the Pope was a liar and a hypocrite.
Emperor Henry IV at the feet of Pope Gregory VII
Pope Gregory VII Dictatus Papae 1090
That the Roman church was founded by God alone.
That the Roman pontiff alone can with right be called universal.
That he alone can depose or reinstate bishops.
That, in a council his legate, even if a lower grade, is above all bishops, and can pass sentence of deposition against them.
That the pope may depose the absent.
That, among other things, we ought not to remain in the same house with those excommunicated by him.
That for him alone is it lawful, according to the needs of the time, to make new laws, to assemble together new congregations, to make an abbey of a canonry; and, on the other hand, to divide a rich bishopric and unite the poor ones.
That he alone may use the imperial insignia.
That of the Pope alone all princes shall kiss the feet.
That his name alone shall be spoken in the churches.
That this is the only name in the world.
That it may be permitted to him to depose emperors.
That he may be permitted to transfer bishops if need be.
That he has power to ordain a clerk of any church he may wish.
That he who is ordained by him may preside over another church, but may not hold a subordinate position; and that such a one may not receive a higher grade from any bishop.
That no synod shall be called a general one without his order.
That no chapter and no book shall be considered canonical without his authority.
That a sentence passed by him may be retracted by no one; and that he himself, alone of all, may retract it.
That he himself may be judged by no one.
That no one shall dare to condemn one who appeals to the apostolic chair.
That to the latter should be referred the more important cases of every church.
That the Roman church has never erred; nor will it err to all eternity, the Scripture bearing witness.
That the Roman pontiff, if he have been canonically ordained, is undoubtedly made a saint by the merits of St. Peter; St. Ennodius, bishop of Pavia, bearing witness, and many holy fathers agreeing with him. As is contained in the decrees of St. Symmachus the pope.
That, by his command and consent, it may be lawful for subordinates to bring accusations.
That he may depose and reinstate bishops without assembling a synod.
That he who is not at peace with the Roman church shall not be considered catholic.
That he may absolve subjects from their fealty to wicked men.